Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announces comprehensive Warriors/Nuggets First Round playoff coverage
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First Round Coverage Begins this Saturday, April 20

Games 1-4 & 5-7 (if needed) to air on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area


Network to Provide Region’s Most In-Depth On-Air & Online Warriors/Nuggets Coverage with

SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live, Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live

and at CSNBayArea.com


Warriors Legend Mitch Richmond Joins Network’s Postseason Coverage

as Game Analyst for All Studio Shows


Warriors Post Increased TV Ratings for 2012-13 Season on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area,

TV Household Ratings Up 58% Compared to 2011-12 Season


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 18, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Sports,” has announced its multiplatform coverage of the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors’ match-up against the third-seeded Denver Nuggets in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Western Conference Playoffs.  Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will air Games 1-4, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary); plus, comprehensive news and analysis programming, extensive pregame and postgame shows and widespread online coverage from CSNBayArea.com.

Note the following first round schedule of games and additional coverage information on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:

Saturday, April 20 - Game One

2 p.m.                           Warriors Pregame Live

2:30 p.m.                      Warriors at Nuggets

5 p.m.                           Warriors Postgame Live

9:30 p.m.                      SportsNet Central

10:30 p.m.                     SportsNet Central


Tuesday, April 23 - Game Two

5 p.m.                           Chronicle Live

6 p.m.                           SportsNet Central

7 p.m.                           Warriors Pregame Live

7:30 p.m.                      Warriors at Nuggets

10 p.m.                         Warriors Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     SportsNet Central

-- IMPORTANT GIANTS NOTE: The Giants vs. Diamondbacks game (originally scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) will now move to Comcast SportsNet Plus; live coverage begins at 7 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet Plus channel listings:

Comcast Cable - channel 780 (HD), 104 (SD)

AT&T U-verse- channel 1771 (HD), 771 (SD)

DirecTV - channel 697-1 (HD), 697 (SD)

Dish Network - channel 9500 range (HD), 440-480 (SD)


For complete channel listings, visit CSNBayArea.com


Friday, April 26 - Game Three

5 p.m.                           Chronicle Live

6 p.m.                           SportsNet Central

7 p.m.                           Warriors Pregame Live

7:30 p.m.                      Warriors vs. Nuggets

10 p.m.                         Warriors Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     SportsNet Centra

-- IMPORTANT GIANTS NOTE: The Giants at Padres game (originally scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) will now move to NBC Bay Area; live coverage begins at 7 p.m

The Giants vs. Braves game on May 10 (originally scheduled to air on NBC Bay Area) will now move to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area; live coverage begins at 7 p.m


Sunday, April 28 - Game Four

6 p.m.                           Warriors Pregame Live

6:30 p.m.                      Warriors vs. Nuggets

9 p.m.                           Warriors Postgame Live

10:30 p.m.                     SportsNet Centra

Tuesday, April 30 - Game Five (If necessary)

TBD                              Warriors at Nuggets


Thursday, May 2 - Game Six (If necessary)

TBD                              Warriors vs. Nuggets


Saturday, May 4 - Game Seven (If necessary)

TBD                              Warriors at Nuggets

Calling all the playoff games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will be the Emmy Award winning announcing team of Bob Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Jim Barnett (color analyst), along with Ric Bucher (sideline reporter; @RicBucher).

Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live presented by Honda

In addition to the live game coverage, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area delivers comprehensive pre- and post-game analysis.  Before every Warriors playoff game, fans can catch the latest team developments, exclusive interviews, game previews and opposing team analysis on Warriors Pregame Live.   After every playoff game, Warriors Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game.  Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from Warriors legend Mitch Richmond (@mitchrichmond23) and former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean.

SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.)

During the NBA Playoffs, tune into SportsNet Central – anchored by Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) – for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Warriors/Nuggets, interviews with players and coaches, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight. 

Chronicle Live presented by Farmers Insurance

Chronicle Live, hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), airs live Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. and features high energy, interactive roundtable discussions and debates covering the hottest sports stories and topics on the minds of sports fans throughout Northern California. During the NBA Playoffs, Chronicle Live will bring in a number of special guests from the Warriors, as well as NBA experts, including regular appearances from Mitch Richmond, Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), Matt Steinmetz (@MSteinmetzCSN) and others who will provide analysis and preview the match-ups for the Warriors.


CSNBayArea.com delivers comprehensive 24/7 Warriors and NBA coverage and showcases Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) and NBA Insiders Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) andMatt Steinmetz (@MSteinmetzCSN) on the site's "Warriors Talk" section (@CSNWarriors). Fans can stay on top of the latest developments with online chats, analysis and breakdown, special web-exclusive videos, commentator blogs and photo slideshows. CSNBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences, and content from Comcast SportsNet's SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live, which offer news and analysis from the region's most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

Warriors 2012-13 TV ratings

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has seen a significant rise in ratings for its Warriors telecasts during the 2012-13 NBA season. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area averaged a 2.85 household rating, which is equal to an estimated 71,373 households in the San Francisco DMA (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) watching per game, a 58 percent increase over the 1.80 average household rating posted at the end of the 2011-12 season. 

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.